Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly made a loan offer for Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin as the Russian transfer window nears its deadline.

The deadline for clubs in Russia to finish conducting their business is not until Friday, and Zenit appear keen to finalise a deal in the closing days of the window.

According to Sport Express, Zenit have proposed acquiring the services of Arshavin from Arsenal for the rest of the season, and now await a decision from the Gunners.

At this moment in time, Arshavin's stock at the Emirates Stadium is as low as it has even been, and he has frequently been linked with a move away from the club.

The 30-year-old has started only nine games for the Gunners this season and, it would appear, his career with the north London club is coming to an end.

Arshavin joined Arsenal in the winter of 2009 for a club record fee, but has failed to leave a lasting impression after a bright start to his time with the the Gunners.

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